Suzan DelBene, U.S. Representative from Washington

Suzan DelBene

U.S. Representative from Washington

Suzan Kay DelBene nee Oliver was born in February 1962 in Selma, Alabama. The family moved to Washington when she was young. She earned an undergraduate degree in biology from Reed College and an M.B.A. from the University of Washington.   

She worked for nine years for Microsoft in business development and marketing for the Media Group. She helped found, serving as vice president, before becoming CEO of Nimble Technology. She later returned to Microsoft as a corporate vice president of the Mobile Communications Business. She spent two years as a management consultant and strategic adviser to a nonprofit group.  

DelBene was a director for the Washington State Department of Revenue. She was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and assumed office in November 2012. 

She is married to Kurt DelBene and they have two children. She is Episcopalian. 

In the News…

The American Data Privacy and Protection Act received committee approval in the summer with bipartisan support but has since stalled in the House of Representatives. The legislation would create a comprehensive national privacy law to protect consumer data and prohibit discrimination based on personal information. 

The bill also generally prohibits the transfer of personal data without the express approval of the consumer, and creates further restrictions on personal data collection for children 

A strong proponent of the bill, Representative Suzan DelBene, said in a statement,  “Early on, New Dems [the New Democrat Coalition]  worked to tackle the challenges and embrace the opportunities of the 21st century. Our members have also prioritized advancing policies that make privacy the default and put people in control of their own information.” 

She urged bipartisan support and “agreement on this critical issue” and sending a strong national privacy bill to the president’s desk.   

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has come out in opposition to the bill, so it may never see a floor vote. 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Representative DelBene today? You can let her know at:

The Honorable Suzan DelBene 
Representative for Washington 
2330 Rayburn House Office Building 
Washington, DC 20515 


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